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Dodge Junction

Dodge Junction, or Dodge City, is a town in Equestria that is first featured in the season two episode The Last Roundup. It is located in the middle of the desert and bears an old-western theme similar to Appleloosa. The town's name is a reference to Dodge City, Kansas, a town famous in the United States for its role in the wild frontier of the Old West.

Depiction in the series

Dodge Junction is first featured in The Last Roundup. Applejack retreats there when she under-performs at the Canterlot Rodeo. The town features a railroad station and a cherry orchard.

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The town's most prominent business is Cherry Hill Ranch, a supplier of red and yellow cherries owned and managed by Cherry Jubilee. When the Mane Six first find Applejack, they decide to help work in the ranch to try and force Applejack into telling them the truth about why she won't return to Ponyville.

Transportation to and from the town includes the aforementioned railroad as well as stallion-pulled stagecoaches.

In the season five episode Party Pooped, Dodge Junction is briefly featured during Pinkie Pie's train ride to the Crystal Empire. The train conductor refers to Dodge Junction as "Dodge City".

Other depictions

IDW comics

In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #1, Toffee Truffle, a contestant in the Equestria Super Chef Competition, is stated to be from Dodge City. She competes in order to reopen the Cherry Pit, Applejack's favorite Dodge City restaurant.

In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #19, a paper on page 3 reads "No— Rainbow Falls? Dodge City?"

In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #9, Flim and Flam recount a visit to Dodge Junction in which they both became enamored with Marian, only to be rejected by her and fall out over their competition for her affections.

In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #33, Applejack is visiting Cherry Hill Ranch when Buffalo Bull's rodeo show comes into town, many of its members being affected by equine flu. After Cherry Jubilee angrily insists that the show leave town, Applejack learns about her history as a member of the show and former romantic partner of Buffalo Bull. With Applejack's help, Cherry Jubilee is reconciled with her old friend, and Buffalo Bull's troupe perform in Dodge Junction with Cherry Jubilee joining the act again for one night only.

In My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries Issue #2, Dodge Junction's bowling team is set to take part in a tournament against bowling teams from Ponyville, Canterlot, and Cloudsdale. Apple Bloom travels to Dodge Junction to investigate whether the Dodge Junction team, led by Cherry Jubilee, might be responsible for sabotage at the Ponyville bowling alley, but finds no evidence to suggest that this is the case.

Software

In Gameloft's mobile game, Dodge Junction has been named "Dodge City" on the world overview map from update 1.9 until update 2.9.

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